Soft Tissue Surgery II



Lisbon / Portugal

19.06.2023 – 23.06.2023

EURO 3.150.-*

EURO 3.050.-*(early registration deadline: 2.1.2023)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré DECVS (FR/AT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)
Dr. Diogo Miraldo, DECVS (UK)

Course Overview

The ESAVS Soft tissue Surgery courses are dedicated to veterinarians in practice or in academic willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 7 one-week modules, respectively Soft Tissue Surgery I to V, Feline soft tissue surgery, Laparoscopy. Additional stand-alone programs might also be offered…
Each course is composed of a mix of applied theory and practice on models and/or cadavers. Much time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors, all internationally recognized European or American specialists. Unlike other surgery courses given over a succession of 2 days-period, the ESAVS ‘course organization in weeks guarantees that what you learned and what you practiced remains engraved in your mind and in your hands. Join us and have fun while making huge progresses in surgery.

After attending the whole program, participants shall have acquired sufficient knowledge not only to face most of the current clinical situations but also to further progress by themselves and/or recognize the cases that need to be referred to specialists. More on certificates and master program is to be found on the Home-page.

STS I (Soft Tissue Surgery I) is to be taken before taking any other one. Even the best experienced practitioner will re-discover the very heart and practice of surgery ,thanks to the training achieved in the STS I. The other STS courses, STSII, III and IV can be taken in any order. STS V is recommended to those who have already taken at least two STS courses, or their equivalent.

Soft Tissue Surgery II
This module focuses on two important topics of soft tissue surgery: On one hand the skin reconstruction techniques, and on the other one, surgery of the perineal and anal region.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall possess the current knowledge about principles of wound care; 2) master most of the skin reconstruction techniques; 3) have a sound anatomical knowledge of perineal and perianal region;4) master surgical techniques like anal sac removal, perineal hernia repair and basic rectal surgery.

Course program (subject to change)

Monday, 19/06/2023
08:00 – 08:30 Welcome
08:30 – 09:00 Course introduction
09:00 – 10:30 General knowledge about wound healing:
– Skin anatomy, wound healing, wound care and principles of wound closure
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Basic reconstructive techniques:
– Local subdermal plexus flaps
– The inguinal and axillary fold flaps
– Distant flaps
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Arterial flaps
15:00 – 16:00 Skin grafts
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Case-based discussion and group work on wounds and reconstruction
17:30 – 19:00 Ice-breaker
Tuesday, 20/06/2023
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 13:00 Wet Labs: Reconstructive surgery:
– Advancement, rotation and transposition flaps
– Arterial flaps
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 17:00 Wet Labs: Reconstructive surgery:
– Distant flaps
– Grafts
Wednesday, 21/06/2023
08:30 – 10:00 Special wounds and skin diseases:
– Dermatologic surgical diseases
– Bite wounds
– Burns
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Anal and perianal anatomy and function
11:15 – 13:00 Anal and perianal diseases (1): perianal and anal sac tumors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Anal and perianal diseases (2): perianal and anal sac tumors
Rectal tumors and surgical treatment of rectal and distal colon diseases
15:00 – 15:45 Other anal and perianal diseases (3): prolapse, stenosis and atresia, perianal fistulas
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Perineal hernia
17:00 – 17:30 Case based discussions and group work
19:00 – 22:00 Group dinner
Thursday, 22/06/2023
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 13:00 Wet Labs: Anal, perianal and perineal surgery:
– Approach to the perineal region
– Anal sac removal
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 17:00 Wet Labs: Anal, perianal and perineal surgery:
– Rectectomies (optional)
– Perineal hernia
Friday, 23/06/2023
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 10:30 Oncologic surgery, decision making & treatment options in most common skin tumors (live or recorded webinar)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Information master and certificate
Decision making & treatment options in mammary gland tumors
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break and course evaluation
13:30 – 15:00 Clinical cases and group exercises and farewell

Course location

Practical sessions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon Avenida da Universidade Técnica 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal

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